Zimmer on Friday: 'I Told The Team To Be Ready To Play The Whole Game'

Created: 08/06/2014 2:39 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer met the assembled media following Wednesday morning's walk-through. Among topics discussed: expectations for Friday night's preseason opener, and quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel.

When asked how long he'll play the starters vs. Oakland at TCF Bank Stadium, Zimmer said, "I told the team to be ready to play the whole game if I feel like it."

Bridgewater will get snaps with the first team offense.

As for news, the Vikings waived rookie tight end A.C. Leonard. He had been out since last week after an apparent injury to his head.

*Click the video box above to hear extended comments from Zimmer

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer addresses the media Wednesday.
Photo/KSTP: Kerry Klatt

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